Giving You the Keys to Drive


5 of the top WordPress website tips and tricks you’ve wanted to know Having a website for your business is a necessary element to being found in today’s online world. It becomes the hub of your business’ online presence, with social media and e-newsletters sending traffic to your website for information. Since technology and online…

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The Secret To a Powerful Website


A basic explanation of what is SEO and why it’s important If you have a website, chances are you’ve heard a lot of talk and hype around having good SEO, and we’ve written articles about it in the past. You might understand that SEO important, but you might not understand why it’s important, or how…

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Worth Your While: Factoring Your Marketing ROI


Tips for determining marketing ROI Any time you make a significant investment, you want to make sure that investment is worth your while. Measuring results is the best way to reinforce the value of a thing and prove its validity. Sometimes, though, it isn’t so easy to track and determine success or failure. Marketing is…

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RSS Feeds & Your Blog: Defined

RSS feed

Understanding what an RSS feed is and how it works. Depending on the business and industry, blogs can be (and usually are) a brilliant idea for business owners. Regular posting keeps your site content fresh, which helps boost SEO. Well-written articles become a resource for your target audience. Your blog becomes a center-point of information…

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Traffic Patterns

City traffic

Explaining SEO and how it helps increase your website traffic In the online world, nothing seems to dominate conversation more than the importance of having good SEO to generate business website traffic. If you have a website, you obviously want visitors. If your website has visitors, you want your visitors to find the information they’re…

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What Is a Hashtag?


You’ve seen them all over social media and wondered – what does it mean? Here, we explain what a Hashtag is, why you use them, and how to use them most effectively. What Is a Hashtag? from Propel Businessworks on Vimeo. Don’t have time to watch the whole video? Here’s a brief synopsis: Definition: The…

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Back In the Swing of Things

Labor Day has come and gone, school is back in session, and suddenly summer is over. We’re looking at the last few months of 2012, and it’s time to roll up our sleeves and end this year on a high note. Remember your 2012 business plan? Does it seem a little far-fetched to try and…

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Shop Local!

I’m sure you’ve seen the bumper stickers and heard the phrase “shop local.” It’s a whole movement centered on a single idea: shop local to support your local economy. There’s a whole list of cause and effect reasons why it’s beneficial to shop this way, but here are some of the most compelling ones: For…

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Truth or Dare? – Raising Your Expectations

Remember playing truth or dare as kids? Everyone took turns going around the circle, choosing to share either a truth about themselves or, if you were really cool, taking on a dare that the group challenged you with. It was a moment of truth: whether or not you would actually do the dare. Being an…

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Google+ and Your Business

Google+ on phone

The world of social media continues expanding, bringing us new ideas and avenues to communicate. Most of us have heard of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, three of the most widely used social media platforms. But there’s one more that emerged on the scene early last year: Google+. You may have heard about Google+, and wondered…

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